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Report details UT athletics’ economic impact on state, Knox County

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Fans checker the Neyland Stadium as players run through the "Power T" before the game against Florida on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Knoxville. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL) Fans checker the Neyland Stadium as players run through the "Power T" before the game against Florida on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Knoxville. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

The University of Tennessee athletics department issued a news release Tuesday saying it generates $463.9 million annually in overall economic impact for the state of Tennessee and $618.3 million annually in overall economic impact for Knox County.

The numbers were determined in a recent report issued by Tripp Umbach, a Pittsburgh-based market research and economic analysis firm.

The report also said Tennessee athletics generates $27.6 million in state and local government tax revenues.

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